• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Advantages

Panasonic G5 over Panasonic GX7

Panasonic GX7 over Panasonic G5

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Fast startup
    ~0.90 vs 1.3 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Newer
    20 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/320 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 18 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    13 vs 8 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Small, compact body with excellent focusing and exposure capabilities; Newly enhanced touchpanel LCD screen makes image capture and review a joy; Excellent HD video recording quality.

  • Some controls difficult to access; Too easy to activate menus and options while shooting; Lack of a microphone-in jack limits video recording usefulness.

  • Sharp retro design and solid build; High resolution, tiltable electronic viewfinder and LCD touchscreen monitor; Competitive still image quality; Very good video quality, recording Full HD at frame rates up to 60p; Fast autofocusing and all-around performance; Robust Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities, including remote shooting when paired with a smart device

  • Weak built-in flash; No external mic or headphone jack for video recording; Some poor results when shooting in Creative Panorama mode

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic DMC-G2

Panasonic G5
Panasonic DMC-G2
  • $457
  • 4/3
  • Touchscreen
  • Less shutter lag
  • $800
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • Bigger pixels
Panasonic GX7
Panasonic DMC-G2
  • $506
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $800
  • 4/3

Compared to Panasonic G3

Panasonic G5
Panasonic G3
  • $457
  • 4/3
  • Less shutter lag
  • More dots on screen
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • Thinner
Panasonic GX7
Panasonic G3
  • $506
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Fast startup
  • $700
  • 4/3

Compared to Olympus E-M5

Panasonic G5
Olympus E-M5
  • $457
  • 4/3
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Less shutter lag
  • $543
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Thinner
Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M5
  • $506
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $543
  • 4/3
  • Wider angle kit lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting

Compared to Panasonic G6

Panasonic G5
Panasonic G6
  • $457
  • 4/3
  • $502
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • NFC
Panasonic GX7
Panasonic G6
  • $506
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $502
  • 4/3
  • External Mic Jack

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Panasonic G5
Olympus E-M10
  • $457
  • 4/3
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $594
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M10
  • $506
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $594
  • 4/3
  • Newer
  • Bigger RAW buffer
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